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Le Bistro Esplanade

Mihanoviceva 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
+385 1 4566 611
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Ranked #16 of 449 Restaurants in Zagreb
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $27
Cuisines: French, Croatian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Le Bistro has a strong heritage and history as the city's culinary innovator. Opened in 1986, as a small French type of restaurant, Le Bistro immediately took an important place in the everyday life of the capital. It was the first restaurant with the glass roof. Le Bistro hostesses were the first in town to wear silk uniforms. Also, Le Bistro was the first place where wine and champagne were served per glass. It is interesting that Le Bistro first served little chocolate with the coffee, and in 1989 Le Bistro was the first place in Croatia to serve the famous Italian dessert tiramisu and celebrate Valentine's Day. Today, this charming renovated restaurant is home to the legendary 'Esplanade Strukli' - traditional dish of Zagreb region - and the best in town! Le Bistro offers light breakfast, excellent coffee, awarded cakes, croissants, Menu du jour at just 19 EUR (3-course menu per Chef's choice with glass of house wine, coffee or tea), seasonal a la carte menu - available on App store for download and weekly promotional menus. Enjoy Le Bistro during breakfast, lunch or dinner inside or on the green terrace. Open every day from 9 am - 11 pm
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Zagreb, Croatia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I ate Cod pate with small crispy round balls of bread covered with olive oil. For the main course we had Cod on white and it was DEELICIOUS! YOU HAVE TO GO AND EAT!!! (BY THE WAY COD IS A TYPE OF FISH)

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San Antonio
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95 reviews 95 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Had dinner here twice. Staff very attentive. Menu varied. English spoken by all. Food of high quality. Good wine selections. Chef willing to modify. Small and cozy.

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Part of the luxury Belle Epoque Esplanade Hotel and although of simple design still exudes the class you would expect in a 5-star establishment. The atmosphere however was relaxed and informal, with very friendly and knowledgeable waiters – Iva and Tomislav - who were happy to discuss the menu, wine list and even, at the end of the evening, British... More 

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Top Contributor
273 reviews 273 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The best ham and cheese sandwich ever . Great service and nice atmosphere. Outside dinning is there and a full meal can be had

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We stayed at the Regent Esplanade Hotel and enjoyed a lovely meal in their restaurant. We were going to choose from the a la carte menu but on further page turning discovered their Menu du Jour. At 149Kuna for 3 courses, a glass of wine and tea or coffee it was not only excellent value but the food was fantastic.... More 

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roswell, ga
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

After a morning sightseeing, we had a pleasant, tasty lunch. The young lady serving us on the rainy day was friendly, helpful and made excellent suggestions. Nice Croatian wine by the glass.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Lovely little Bistro with a great menu. We ate here twice and on both occasions had a fab meal. The price is average and what you would expect for a 5star hotel. Loved the atmosphere and the staff were great. If I am ever in Zagreb again I wouldn't hesitate to eat here again.

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West Horsham, null, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Enjoyed the food. Waitress very friendly but sometimes the service became slow veg arrived a while after main course.

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Newquay, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

There is no doubt that the Esplanade Zagreb is a luxury hotel of the highest order. You step back in time as you enter the reception area, easily imagining times gone by when the Orient Express passengers used to stop here on their travels. We toyed with the idea of going to Zinfandel's, the more formal restaurant in the hotel.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I loved the location and atmosphere of this bistro in the hotel. It was bright friendly ad the food was nice. A bit over ambitious and dint quiet come to perfect but it was nice

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Additional Information about Le Bistro Esplanade

Address: Mihanoviceva 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
Phone Number: +385 1 4566 611
Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Central Croatia  >  Zagreb
Average Prices: USD 9 - 27
Cuisine: French, Croatian

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